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Day of the Dead in Madrid (Repost)

RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

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    ziggy53ziggy53 Super Moderators Posts: 23,805 moderator
    edited November 1, 2023

    Día de los Muertos to you too, Richard.

    For those who don't know the tradition, deceased children are celebrated on November 1st, while deceased adult family members are remembered/celebrated on November 2nd.

    It's a way of commemorating both a person's life and their passing. Generally, there is both a celebratory component in the streets, and a somber component in Church.

    In my town, with a large community of Latinos, it's a recognized event. My mother was a High School Spanish teacher and the High School itself also recognizes Día de los Muertos.

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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

    OK, so getting into the weeds a bit, Spain observes All Saints' Day on 1 November. AFAIK, nothing happens here on the next day. The official version is that it is to honor all saints of the Church, known and unknown. It is a national holiday and while some people bring flowers to the graves of loved ones, it doesn't command the public attention nearly as much as Easter.

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    JuanoJuano Registered Users Posts: 4,881 Major grins

    I remember this shot from a long time ago. Good to hear from you!

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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,696 moderator

    Waay Cool image, Richard!

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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

    @Juano said:
    I remember this shot from a long time ago. Good to hear from you!

    Yeah, 2010. How time flies. Good to hear from you too, Cristóbal.

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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

    @pathfinder said:
    Waay Cool image, Richard!

    Cheers, mate. I had fun making it.

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    El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

    A little late to the conversation but...wow.

    A very well-conceived shot, executed perfectly.

    Sending many messages on many levels....exactly what a good photo should do...evoke emotion, thought, and reaction.

    Thank you for re-posting this one!

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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

    Thanks, Gato. Glad you liked it.

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    kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins

    Indeed, a powerful image. It's kinda sad to imagine this happening to anyone. Let me join Gato in thanking you for re-posting, I would have missed this wonderful photo otherwise.

    Wise words from the Dog of Wisdom: If your ball is too big for your mouth, it's not yours.

    I'm here to learn and progress. Honest feedback and criticism on my images is warmly appreciated!

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    CornflakeCornflake Registered Users Posts: 3,346 Major grins

    Richard, I hadn't seen this one. It's well-conceived and moving. Thanks.

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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,913 moderator

    @kurzvorzwoelf and @Cornflake : Thanks guys. I'm glad you liked it.

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